MediaTek has officially announced the launch of its latest MT6592 octa-core mobile processor meant for Android Jelly Bean smartphones yesterday. The MediaTek MT6592 is being considered as the world’s first true octa-core processor whose all cores works simultaneously unlike Samsung’s Exynos Octa-core where only four cores has been found to work at given point of time.

MediaTek Octa-core Processsor

MediaTek Octa-core Processsor

At the starting of this week, the company had announced its partnership with the Indian vendor Intex and Chinese phone maker Huawei to launch the octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor Jelly Bean powered smartphones. We would probably see the MediaTek MT6592 powered smartphone by the end of this year which will be released by Intex, however the first smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat and MT6592 processor is expected to come in existence in early 2014.

MediaTek Octa-core Performance

We are thrilled to offer the new MT6592 to our customers as part of our ongoing commitment to providing inclusive mobile technology,” said Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek General Manager, Smartphone Business Unit. ”The MT6592 delivers longer battery life, low-latency response times and the best possible mobile multimedia experience. Being the first to market with this advanced eight-core SOC is testament to the industry-leading position of MediaTek.”

Here is list of the features of octa-core MediaTek MT6592 mobile processor:

  • Based on 28nm HPM high-performance process
  • Packs eight CPU cores, each capable of clock speeds up to 2GHz
  • An advanced MediaTek scheduling algorithm monitors temperature and power consumption to ensure optimum performance at all times
  • Includes quad-core graphics engine, an advanced video playback system supporting Ultra-HD 4Kx2K H.264 video playback and support for new video codecs such as H.265 and VP9
  • Features MediaTek ClearMotion technology for automatic frame-rate conversion of standard 24/30fps video to high-quality 60fps videos for significantly smoother playback
  • Incorporates multi-mode cellular modem and a full connectivity capability for dual-band 801.11n Wi-Fi, Miracast screen-sharing as well as Bluetooth, GPS and FM tuner
  • Uses a Heterogeneous Computing (HC) architecture, distributing the workload to different kinds of processors and other specialized computing engines to optimize performance

Story timeline:

  1. Intex to release MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor powered smartphone in India
  2. Huawei’s Honor 4 to pack MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor